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Clinton describes daylight with Obama on Egypt

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s decision on seeking the White House again could stretch into 2015, and she’s making no commitments about testifying before a select congressional committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

In an excerpt of an interview with ABC News that aired Sunday, the former secretary of state said potential primary rivals are free to “do whatever they choose to do on whatever timetable they decide.”

“I just want to get through this year, travel around the country, sign books, help in the midterm elections in the fall and then take a deep breath and kind of go through my pluses and minuses,” said Clinton, who is setting off on a tour this week to promote her new book, “Hard Choices.”

The former secretary of state remains the leading Democratic presidential contender in 2016. She said she would decide on running “when it feels right for me to decide,” adding she would be “on the way to making a decision by the end of the year.” At speeches and public events, Clinton has been routinely asked by supporters whether she will run for president and has said previously she would make up her mind by the end of 2014.

Asked by ABC’s Diane Sawyer whether she would decide by the end of the year, Clinton said, “certainly not before then.”

Would her announcement stretch into next year? Clinton said she was “not positive about next year. But the way I make decisions, that’s probably likely.”

Some Democrats privately worry that if Clinton holds off on making a decision and then opts against running, potential candidates like Vice President Joe Biden, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and several Democratic senators would be at a disadvantage against Republicans who have been actively pursuing the White House.

“I just don’t think that’s a real concern,” Clinton said, noting that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, launched his presidential bid in the fall of 1991, only months before the New Hampshire primary.

Republicans have questioned Hillary Clinton’s handling of the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks in Libya. Asked whether she will testify before a new congressional committee investigating the attacks, Clinton said that will be up to the people running the hearing.

“I’m not going to say one way or another,” Clinton said. “We’ll see what they decide to do, how they conduct themselves: Whether this is one more travesty about the loss of four Americans or whether this is in the best tradition of the Congress, an effort to try and figure out what we can do better.”

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Clinton describes daylight with Obama on Egypt

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s decision on seeking the White House again could stretch into 2015, and she’s making no commitments about testifying before a select congressional committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

In an excerpt of an interview with ABC News that aired Sunday, the former secretary of state said potential primary rivals are free to “do whatever they choose to do on whatever timetable they decide.”

“I just want to get through this year, travel around the country, sign books, help in the midterm elections in the fall and then take a deep breath and kind of go through my pluses and minuses,” said Clinton, who is setting off on a tour this week to promote her new book, “Hard Choices.”

The former secretary of state remains the leading Democratic presidential contender in 2016. She said she would decide on running “when it feels right for me to decide,” adding she would be “on the way to making a decision by the end of the year.” At speeches and public events, Clinton has been routinely asked by supporters whether she will run for president and has said previously she would make up her mind by the end of 2014.

Asked by ABC’s Diane Sawyer whether she would decide by the end of the year, Clinton said, “certainly not before then.”

Would her announcement stretch into next year? Clinton said she was “not positive about next year. But the way I make decisions, that’s probably likely.”

Some Democrats privately worry that if Clinton holds off on making a decision and then opts against running, potential candidates like Vice President Joe Biden, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and several Democratic senators would be at a disadvantage against Republicans who have been actively pursuing the White House.

“I just don’t think that’s a real concern,” Clinton said, noting that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, launched his presidential bid in the fall of 1991, only months before the New Hampshire primary.

Republicans have questioned Hillary Clinton’s handling of the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks in Libya. Asked whether she will testify before a new congressional committee investigating the attacks, Clinton said that will be up to the people running the hearing.

“I’m not going to say one way or another,” Clinton said. “We’ll see what they decide to do, how they conduct themselves: Whether this is one more travesty about the loss of four Americans or whether this is in the best tradition of the Congress, an effort to try and figure out what we can do better.”

Follow Ken Thomas on Twitter at http://twitter.com/AP-Ken-Thomas

Clinton describes daylight with Obama on Egypt

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s decision on seeking the White House again could stretch into 2015, and she’s making no commitments about testifying before a select congressional committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

In an excerpt of an interview with ABC News that aired Sunday, the former secretary of state said potential primary rivals are free to “do whatever they choose to do on whatever timetable they decide.”

“I just want to get through this year, travel around the country, sign books, help in the midterm elections in the fall and then take a deep breath and kind of go through my pluses and minuses,” said Clinton, who is setting off on a tour this week to promote her new book, “Hard Choices.”

The former secretary of state remains the leading Democratic presidential contender in 2016. She said she would decide on running “when it feels right for me to decide,” adding she would be “on the way to making a decision by the end of the year.” At speeches and public events, Clinton has been routinely asked by supporters whether she will run for president and has said previously she would make up her mind by the end of 2014.

Asked by ABC’s Diane Sawyer whether she would decide by the end of the year, Clinton said, “certainly not before then.”

Would her announcement stretch into next year? Clinton said she was “not positive about next year. But the way I make decisions, that’s probably likely.”

Some Democrats privately worry that if Clinton holds off on making a decision and then opts against running, potential candidates like Vice President Joe Biden, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and several Democratic senators would be at a disadvantage against Republicans who have been actively pursuing the White House.

“I just don’t think that’s a real concern,” Clinton said, noting that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, launched his presidential bid in the fall of 1991, only months before the New Hampshire primary.

Republicans have questioned Hillary Clinton’s handling of the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks in Libya. Asked whether she will testify before a new congressional committee investigating the attacks, Clinton said that will be up to the people running the hearing.

“I’m not going to say one way or another,” Clinton said. “We’ll see what they decide to do, how they conduct themselves: Whether this is one more travesty about the loss of four Americans or whether this is in the best tradition of the Congress, an effort to try and figure out what we can do better.”

Follow Ken Thomas on Twitter at http://twitter.com/AP-Ken-Thomas

Clinton describes daylight with Obama on Egypt

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she will decide whether to run for president again “when it feels right for me to decide.” She says potential Democratic rivals are free to choose what they would like to do.

The former Secretary of State says in an interview with ABC News that she is focused on promoting her new book and helping fellow Democrats in the midterm elections in the fall.

She says she will be “on the way to making a decision” by the end of 2014.

Clinton says other Democrats are free to do whatever they would choose to do.

Asked whether she will testify before a select congressional committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, Clinton says that will be up to the people running the hearing.

Clinton describes daylight with Obama on Egypt

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Distancing herself from some of the Obama administration’s handling of the Arab Spring, Hillary Rodham Clinton says in her upcoming book that she pushed for Hosni Mubarak to transition power to his successor but was overruled by President Barack Obama.

In her book “Hard Choices,” a copy of which was purchased by The Associated Press, Clinton describes an administration split during the frantic days of Arab protests in 2011. She includes herself among an old guard of cautious realists such as Vice President Joe Biden, national security adviser Tom Donilon and Defense Secretary Robert Gates who were at odds with a younger generation of White House aides “swept up in the drama and idealism of the moment.”

Clinton says she didn’t want the U.S. to be seen as pushing a longtime partner out without a clear picture of the future for regional allies such as Israel and Jordan.

For Clinton, highlighting the policy differences she had with Obama, however subtle, may prove crucial if she decides to run for president in 2016. Egypt is a particularly appealing example given the turbulent path it has taken since Mubarak stepped down amid violent street protests more than three years ago.

Since then, a Muslim Brotherhood-led government came to power only to be itself ousted in a military coup, the leader of which recently prevailed in an internationally criticized presidential election.

The book addresses other foreign policy challenges during Clinton’s four years as Obama’s top diplomat.

Clinton says the Obama administration made a tactical mistake, one long argued by the Jewish state and its powerful backers in Washington.

She said pushing for a freeze on the building of new Israeli homes in disputed territories hardened Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who didn’t negotiate directly with Israel for most of a 10-month construction pause because it didn’t include East Jerusalem.

When Netanyahu let the freeze expire, the talks collapsed, though she blames both sides for the failure. Abbas, she notes, ridiculed the Israel concession. But then the Palestinian demanded its extension for a continuation of negotiations with Netanyahu.

Clinton does not write about her hospitalization that followed the discovery of a blood clot and a concussion caused by a fall in December 2012. She said in an interview with ABC News, an excerpt of which aired Friday, that if she seeks the White House again she will release her medical records in the same manner of past presidential candidates.

“I would do what other candidates have done, absolutely,” she said.

Presidential candidates typically release medical records once it becomes clear they will win their party’s nomination. Clinton’s health was not an issue in her 2008 campaign and she did not release medical records during the primaries.

Clinton writes in the book that she hasn’t decided her political future.

Clinton describes daylight with Obama on Egypt

KDWN

WASHINGTON (AP) — Distancing herself from some of the Obama administration’s handling of the Arab Spring, Hillary Rodham Clinton says in her upcoming book that she pushed for Hosni Mubarak to transition power to his successor but was overruled by President Barack Obama.

In her book “Hard Choices,” a copy of which was purchased by The Associated Press, Clinton describes an administration split during the frantic days of Arab protests in 2011. She includes herself among an old guard of cautious realists such as Vice President Joe Biden, national security adviser Tom Donilon and Defense Secretary Robert Gates who were at odds with a younger generation of White House aides “swept up in the drama and idealism of the moment.”

Clinton says she didn’t want the U.S. to be seen as pushing a longtime partner out without a clear picture of the future for regional allies such as Israel and Jordan.

For Clinton, highlighting the policy differences she had with Obama, however subtle, may prove crucial if she decides to run for president in 2016. Egypt is a particularly appealing example given the turbulent path it has taken since Mubarak stepped down amid violent street protests more than three years ago.

Since then, a Muslim Brotherhood-led government came to power only to be itself ousted in a military coup, the leader of which recently prevailed in an internationally criticized presidential election.

The book addresses other foreign policy challenges during Clinton’s four years as Obama’s top diplomat.

Clinton says the Obama administration made a tactical mistake, one long argued by the Jewish state and its powerful backers in Washington.

She said pushing for a freeze on the building of new Israeli homes in disputed territories hardened Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who didn’t negotiate directly with Israel for most of a 10-month construction pause because it didn’t include East Jerusalem.

When Netanyahu let the freeze expire, the talks collapsed, though she blames both sides for the failure. Abbas, she notes, ridiculed the Israel concession. But then the Palestinian demanded its extension for a continuation of negotiations with Netanyahu.

Clinton does not write about her hospitalization that followed the discovery of a blood clot and a concussion caused by a fall in December 2012. She said in an interview with ABC News, an excerpt of which aired Friday, that if she seeks the White House again she will release her medical records in the same manner of past presidential candidates.

“I would do what other candidates have done, absolutely,” she said.

Presidential candidates typically release medical records once it becomes clear they will win their party’s nomination. Clinton’s health was not an issue in her 2008 campaign and she did not release medical records during the primaries.

Clinton writes in the book that she hasn’t decided her political future.

Clinton describes daylight with Obama on Egypt

KDWN

WASHINGTON (AP) — Distancing herself from some of the Obama administration’s handling of the Arab Spring, Hillary Rodham Clinton says in her upcoming book that she pushed for Hosni Mubarak to transition power to his successor but was overruled by President Barack Obama.

In her book “Hard Choices,” a copy of which was purchased by The Associated Press, Clinton describes an administration split during the frantic days of Arab protests in 2011. She includes herself among an old guard of cautious realists such as Vice President Joe Biden, national security adviser Tom Donilon and Defense Secretary Robert Gates who were at odds with a younger generation of White House aides “swept up in the drama and idealism of the moment.”

Clinton says she didn’t want the U.S. to be seen as pushing a longtime partner out without a clear picture of the future for regional allies such as Israel and Jordan.

For Clinton, highlighting the policy differences she had with Obama, however subtle, may prove crucial if she decides to run for president in 2016. Egypt is a particularly appealing example given the turbulent path it has taken since Mubarak stepped down amid violent street protests more than three years ago.

Since then, a Muslim Brotherhood-led government came to power only to be itself ousted in a military coup, the leader of which recently prevailed in an internationally criticized presidential election.

The book addresses other foreign policy challenges during Clinton’s four years as Obama’s top diplomat.

Clinton says the Obama administration made a tactical mistake, one long argued by the Jewish state and its powerful backers in Washington.

She said pushing for a freeze on the building of new Israeli homes in disputed territories hardened Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who didn’t negotiate directly with Israel for most of a 10-month construction pause because it didn’t include East Jerusalem.

When Netanyahu let the freeze expire, the talks collapsed, though she blames both sides for the failure. Abbas, she notes, ridiculed the Israel concession. But then the Palestinian demanded its extension for a continuation of negotiations with Netanyahu.

Clinton does not write about her hospitalization that followed the discovery of a blood clot and a concussion caused by a fall in December 2012. She said in an interview with ABC News, an excerpt of which aired Friday, that if she seeks the White House again she will release her medical records in the same manner of past presidential candidates.

“I would do what other candidates have done, absolutely,” she said.

Presidential candidates typically release medical records once it becomes clear they will win their party’s nomination. Clinton’s health was not an issue in her 2008 campaign and she did not release medical records during the primaries.

Clinton writes in the book that she hasn’t decided her political future.

Clinton describes daylight with Obama on Egypt

KDWN

WASHINGTON (AP) — Distancing herself from some of the Obama administration’s handling of the Arab Spring, Hillary Rodham Clinton says in her upcoming book that she pushed for Hosni Mubarak to transition power to his successor but was overruled by President Barack Obama.

In her book “Hard Choices,” a copy of which was purchased by The Associated Press, Clinton describes an administration split during the frantic days of Arab protests in 2011. She includes herself among an old guard of cautious realists such as Vice President Joe Biden, national security adviser Tom Donilon and Defense Secretary Robert Gates who were at odds with a younger generation of White House aides “swept up in the drama and idealism of the moment.”

Clinton says she didn’t want the U.S. to be seen as pushing a longtime partner out without a clear picture of the future for regional allies such as Israel and Jordan.

For Clinton, highlighting the policy differences she had with Obama, however subtle, may prove crucial if she decides to run for president in 2016. Egypt is a particularly appealing example given the turbulent path it has taken since Mubarak stepped down amid violent street protests more than three years ago.

Since then, a Muslim Brotherhood-led government came to power only to be itself ousted in a military coup, the leader of which recently prevailed in an internationally criticized presidential election.

The book addresses other foreign policy challenges during Clinton’s four years as Obama’s top diplomat.

Clinton says the Obama administration made a tactical mistake, one long argued by the Jewish state and its powerful backers in Washington.

She said pushing for a freeze on the building of new Israeli homes in disputed territories hardened Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who didn’t negotiate directly with Israel for most of a 10-month construction pause because it didn’t include East Jerusalem.

When Netanyahu let the freeze expire, the talks collapsed, though she blames both sides for the failure. Abbas, she notes, ridiculed the Israel concession. But then the Palestinian demanded its extension for a continuation of negotiations with Netanyahu.

Clinton does not write about her hospitalization that followed the discovery of a blood clot and a concussion caused by a fall in December 2012. She said in an interview with ABC News, an excerpt of which aired Friday, that if she seeks the White House again she will release her medical records in the same manner of past presidential candidates.

“I would do what other candidates have done, absolutely,” she said.

Presidential candidates typically release medical records once it becomes clear they will win their party’s nomination. Clinton’s health was not an issue in her 2008 campaign and she did not release medical records during the primaries.

Clinton writes in the book that she hasn’t decided her political future.

Clinton describes daylight with Obama on Egypt

KDWN

WASHINGTON (AP) — Distancing herself from some of the Obama administration’s handling of the Arab Spring, Hillary Rodham Clinton says in her upcoming book that she pushed for Hosni Mubarak to transition power to his successor but was overruled by President Barack Obama.

In her book “Hard Choices,” a copy of which was purchased by The Associated Press, Clinton describes an administration split during the frantic days of Arab protests in 2011. She includes herself among an old guard of cautious realists such as Vice President Joe Biden, national security adviser Tom Donilon and Defense Secretary Robert Gates who were at odds with a younger generation of White House aides “swept up in the drama and idealism of the moment.”

Clinton says she didn’t want the U.S. to be seen as pushing a longtime partner out without a clear picture of the future for regional allies such as Israel and Jordan.

For Clinton, highlighting the policy differences she had with Obama, however subtle, may prove crucial if she decides to run for president in 2016. Egypt is a particularly appealing example given the turbulent path it has taken since Mubarak stepped down amid violent street protests more than three years ago.

Since then, a Muslim Brotherhood-led government came to power only to be itself ousted in a military coup, the leader of which recently prevailed in an internationally criticized presidential election.

The book addresses other foreign policy challenges during Clinton’s four years as Obama’s top diplomat.

Clinton says the Obama administration made a tactical mistake, one long argued by the Jewish state and its powerful backers in Washington.

She said pushing for a freeze on the building of new Israeli homes in disputed territories hardened Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who didn’t negotiate directly with Israel for most of a 10-month construction pause because it didn’t include East Jerusalem.

When Netanyahu let the freeze expire, the talks collapsed, though she blames both sides for the failure. Abbas, she notes, ridiculed the Israel concession. But then the Palestinian demanded its extension for a continuation of negotiations with Netanyahu.

Clinton does not write about her hospitalization that followed the discovery of a blood clot and a concussion caused by a fall in December 2012. She said in an interview with ABC News, an excerpt of which aired Friday, that if she seeks the White House again she will release her medical records in the same manner of past presidential candidates.

“I would do what other candidates have done, absolutely,” she said.

Presidential candidates typically release medical records once it becomes clear they will win their party’s nomination. Clinton’s health was not an issue in her 2008 campaign and she did not release medical records during the primaries.

Clinton writes in the book that she hasn’t decided her political future.

Clinton describes daylight with Obama on Egypt

KDWN

WASHINGTON (AP) — Distancing herself from some of the Obama administration’s handling of the Arab Spring, Hillary Rodham Clinton says in her upcoming book that she pushed for Hosni Mubarak to transition power to his successor but was overruled by President Barack Obama.

In her book “Hard Choices,” a copy of which was purchased by The Associated Press, Clinton describes an administration split during the frantic days of Arab protests in 2011. She includes herself among an old guard of cautious realists such as Vice President Joe Biden, national security adviser Tom Donilon and Defense Secretary Robert Gates who were at odds with a younger generation of White House aides “swept up in the drama and idealism of the moment.”

Clinton says she didn’t want the U.S. to be seen as pushing a longtime partner out without a clear picture of the future for regional allies such as Israel and Jordan.

For Clinton, highlighting the policy differences she had with Obama, however subtle, may prove crucial if she decides to run for president in 2016. Egypt is a particularly appealing example given the turbulent path it has taken since Mubarak stepped down amid violent street protests more than three years ago.

Since then, a Muslim Brotherhood-led government came to power only to be itself ousted in a military coup, the leader of which recently prevailed in an internationally criticized presidential election.

The book addresses other foreign policy challenges during Clinton’s four years as Obama’s top diplomat.

Clinton says the Obama administration made a tactical mistake, one long argued by the Jewish state and its powerful backers in Washington.

She said pushing for a freeze on the building of new Israeli homes in disputed territories hardened Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who didn’t negotiate directly with Israel for most of a 10-month construction pause because it didn’t include East Jerusalem.

When Netanyahu let the freeze expire, the talks collapsed, though she blames both sides for the failure. Abbas, she notes, ridiculed the Israel concession. But then the Palestinian demanded its extension for a continuation of negotiations with Netanyahu.

Clinton does not write about her hospitalization that followed the discovery of a blood clot and a concussion caused by a fall in December 2012. She said in an interview with ABC News, an excerpt of which aired Friday, that if she seeks the White House again she will release her medical records in the same manner of past presidential candidates.

“I would do what other candidates have done, absolutely,” she said.

Presidential candidates typically release medical records once it becomes clear they will win their party’s nomination. Clinton’s health was not an issue in her 2008 campaign and she did not release medical records during the primaries.

Clinton writes in the book that she hasn’t decided her political future.

Clinton describes daylight with Obama on Egypt

KDWN

WASHINGTON (AP) — Distancing herself from some of the Obama administration’s handling of the Arab Spring, Hillary Rodham Clinton says in her upcoming book that she pushed for Hosni Mubarak to transition power to his successor but was overruled by President Barack Obama.

In her book “Hard Choices,” a copy of which was purchased by The Associated Press, Clinton describes an administration split during the frantic days of Arab protests in 2011. She includes herself among an old guard of cautious realists such as Vice President Joe Biden, national security adviser Tom Donilon and Defense Secretary Robert Gates who were at odds with a younger generation of White House aides “swept up in the drama and idealism of the moment.”

Clinton says she didn’t want the U.S. to be seen as pushing a longtime partner out without a clear picture of the future for regional allies such as Israel and Jordan.

For Clinton, highlighting the policy differences she had with Obama, however subtle, may prove crucial if she decides to run for president in 2016. Egypt is a particularly appealing example given the turbulent path it has taken since Mubarak stepped down amid violent street protests more than three years ago.

Since then, a Muslim Brotherhood-led government came to power only to be itself ousted in a military coup, the leader of which recently prevailed in an internationally criticized presidential election.

The book addresses other foreign policy challenges during Clinton’s four years as Obama’s top diplomat.

Clinton says the Obama administration made a tactical mistake, one long argued by the Jewish state and its powerful backers in Washington.

She said pushing for a freeze on the building of new Israeli homes in disputed territories hardened Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who didn’t negotiate directly with Israel for most of a 10-month construction pause because it didn’t include East Jerusalem.

When Netanyahu let the freeze expire, the talks collapsed, though she blames both sides for the failure. Abbas, she notes, ridiculed the Israel concession. But then the Palestinian demanded its extension for a continuation of negotiations with Netanyahu.

Clinton does not write about her hospitalization that followed the discovery of a blood clot and a concussion caused by a fall in December 2012. She said in an interview with ABC News, an excerpt of which aired Friday, that if she seeks the White House again she will release her medical records in the same manner of past presidential candidates.

“I would do what other candidates have done, absolutely,” she said.

Presidential candidates typically release medical records once it becomes clear they will win their party’s nomination. Clinton’s health was not an issue in her 2008 campaign and she did not release medical records during the primaries.

Clinton writes in the book that she hasn’t decided her political future.

Clinton describes daylight with Obama on Egypt

KDWN

WASHINGTON (AP) — Distancing herself from some of the Obama administration’s handling of the Arab Spring, Hillary Rodham Clinton says in her upcoming book that she pushed for Hosni Mubarak to transition power to his successor but was overruled by President Barack Obama.

In her book “Hard Choices,” a copy of which was purchased by The Associated Press, Clinton describes an administration split during the frantic days of Arab protests in 2011. She includes herself among an old guard of cautious realists such as Vice President Joe Biden, national security adviser Tom Donilon and Defense Secretary Robert Gates who were at odds with a younger generation of White House aides “swept up in the drama and idealism of the moment.”

Clinton says she didn’t want the U.S. to be seen as pushing a longtime partner out without a clear picture of the future for regional allies such as Israel and Jordan.

For Clinton, highlighting the policy differences she had with Obama, however subtle, may prove crucial if she decides to run for president in 2016. Egypt is a particularly appealing example given the turbulent path it has taken since Mubarak stepped down amid violent street protests more than three years ago.

Since then, a Muslim Brotherhood-led government came to power only to be itself ousted in a military coup, the leader of which recently prevailed in an internationally criticized presidential election.

The book addresses other foreign policy challenges during Clinton’s four years as Obama’s top diplomat.

Clinton says the Obama administration made a tactical mistake, one long argued by the Jewish state and its powerful backers in Washington.

She said pushing for a freeze on the building of new Israeli homes in disputed territories hardened Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who didn’t negotiate directly with Israel for most of a 10-month construction pause because it didn’t include East Jerusalem.

When Netanyahu let the freeze expire, the talks collapsed, though she blames both sides for the failure. Abbas, she notes, ridiculed the Israel concession. But then the Palestinian demanded its extension for a continuation of negotiations with Netanyahu.

Clinton does not write about her hospitalization that followed the discovery of a blood clot and a concussion caused by a fall in December 2012. She said in an interview with ABC News, an excerpt of which aired Friday, that if she seeks the White House again she will release her medical records in the same manner of past presidential candidates.

“I would do what other candidates have done, absolutely,” she said.

Presidential candidates typically release medical records once it becomes clear they will win their party’s nomination. Clinton’s health was not an issue in her 2008 campaign and she did not release medical records during the primaries.

Clinton writes in the book that she hasn’t decided her political future.

Clinton describes daylight with Obama on Egypt

KDWN

WASHINGTON (AP) — Distancing herself from some of the Obama administration’s handling of the Arab Spring, Hillary Rodham Clinton says in her upcoming book that she pushed for Hosni Mubarak to transition power to his successor but was overruled by President Barack Obama.

In her book “Hard Choices,” a copy of which was purchased by The Associated Press, Clinton describes an administration split during the frantic days of Arab protests in 2011. She includes herself among an old guard of cautious realists such as Vice President Joe Biden, national security adviser Tom Donilon and Defense Secretary Robert Gates who were at odds with a younger generation of White House aides “swept up in the drama and idealism of the moment.”

Clinton says she didn’t want the U.S. to be seen as pushing a longtime partner out without a clear picture of the future for regional allies such as Israel and Jordan.

For Clinton, highlighting the policy differences she had with Obama, however subtle, may prove crucial if she decides to run for president in 2016. Egypt is a particularly appealing example given the turbulent path it has taken since Mubarak stepped down amid violent street protests more than three years ago.

Since then, a Muslim Brotherhood-led government came to power only to be itself ousted in a military coup, the leader of which recently prevailed in an internationally criticized presidential election.

The book addresses other foreign policy challenges during Clinton’s four years as Obama’s top diplomat.

Clinton says the Obama administration made a tactical mistake, one long argued by the Jewish state and its powerful backers in Washington.

She said pushing for a freeze on the building of new Israeli homes in disputed territories hardened Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who didn’t negotiate directly with Israel for most of a 10-month construction pause because it didn’t include East Jerusalem.

When Netanyahu let the freeze expire, the talks collapsed, though she blames both sides for the failure. Abbas, she notes, ridiculed the Israel concession. But then the Palestinian demanded its extension for a continuation of negotiations with Netanyahu.

Clinton does not write about her hospitalization that followed the discovery of a blood clot and a concussion caused by a fall in December 2012. She said in an interview with ABC News, an excerpt of which aired Friday, that if she seeks the White House again she will release her medical records in the same manner of past presidential candidates.

“I would do what other candidates have done, absolutely,” she said.

Presidential candidates typically release medical records once it becomes clear they will win their party’s nomination. Clinton’s health was not an issue in her 2008 campaign and she did not release medical records during the primaries.

Clinton writes in the book that she hasn’t decided her political future.

Clinton describes daylight with Obama on Egypt

KDWN

WASHINGTON (AP) — Distancing herself from some of the Obama administration’s handling of the Arab Spring, Hillary Rodham Clinton says in her upcoming book that she pushed for Hosni Mubarak to transition power to his successor but was overruled by President Barack Obama.

In her book “Hard Choices,” a copy of which was purchased by The Associated Press, Clinton describes an administration split during the frantic days of Arab protests in 2011. She includes herself among an old guard of cautious realists such as Vice President Joe Biden, national security adviser Tom Donilon and Defense Secretary Robert Gates who were at odds with a younger generation of White House aides “swept up in the drama and idealism of the moment.”

Clinton says she didn’t want the U.S. to be seen as pushing a longtime partner out without a clear picture of the future for regional allies such as Israel and Jordan.

For Clinton, highlighting the policy differences she had with Obama, however subtle, may prove crucial if she decides to run for president in 2016. Egypt is a particularly appealing example given the turbulent path it has taken since Mubarak stepped down amid violent street protests more than three years ago.

Since then, a Muslim Brotherhood-led government came to power only to be itself ousted in a military coup, the leader of which recently prevailed in an internationally criticized presidential election.

The book addresses other foreign policy challenges during Clinton’s four years as Obama’s top diplomat.

Clinton says the Obama administration made a tactical mistake, one long argued by the Jewish state and its powerful backers in Washington.

She said pushing for a freeze on the building of new Israeli homes in disputed territories hardened Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who didn’t negotiate directly with Israel for most of a 10-month construction pause because it didn’t include East Jerusalem.

When Netanyahu let the freeze expire, the talks collapsed, though she blames both sides for the failure. Abbas, she notes, ridiculed the Israel concession. But then the Palestinian demanded its extension for a continuation of negotiations with Netanyahu.

Clinton does not write about her hospitalization that followed the discovery of a blood clot and a concussion caused by a fall in December 2012. She said in an interview with ABC News, an excerpt of which aired Friday, that if she seeks the White House again she will release her medical records in the same manner of past presidential candidates.

“I would do what other candidates have done, absolutely,” she said.

Presidential candidates typically release medical records once it becomes clear they will win their party’s nomination. Clinton’s health was not an issue in her 2008 campaign and she did not release medical records during the primaries.

Clinton writes in the book that she hasn’t decided her political future.